Pediatric Sedation Clinic
Children are not small adults and the care they receive should be customized to them.
UW Health and the American Family Children's Hospital are now offering a Pediatric Urology Sedation Clinic. This clinic allows our Pediatric Diagnostic Therapy team to see your child in clinic in the morning and receive treatment in the afternoon in the Sedation Clinic.
Parents will stay with their child throughout the evaluation and initiation of sedation and the child will be discharged after a short recovery period.
- Penile adhesions which develop when the skin of the penis shaft adheres or sticks to the skin of the penis head
- Penile skin bridging occurs when the skin on the shaft of the penis becomes attached to the coronal margin, which is the round border near the tip of the penis.
- Meatal stenosis is an abnormal narrowing of the urethral opening (meatus). If the narrowing becomes significant, urine will have trouble flowing from the bladder and may cause the bladder to not empty completely.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the benefit of this clinic?
This clinic can help reduce missed school for the child, reduce transportation burden for families as well as missed work for the parent/guardian.
How do I schedule?
Please schedule an appointment with pediatric urology. Your child will be evaluated by clinic staff to ensure appropriate scheduling. Patients will be seen for consultation initially and then will be contacted by the Pediatric Diagnostic Therapy Center scheduling staff to coordinate a date and time that works for your family.
When is the Pediatric Urology Sedation Clinic?
We are currently scheduling cases on Tuesdays.
Will my child have to stay in the hospital?
No. This is strictly for simple outpatient urology procedures. If your child does not tolerate sedation well, they may be kept by the Sedation Clinic staff for monitoring until safe to discharge home..
Can I stay with my child?
Parents can stay with their child throughout the evaluation and initiation of sedation. Parents may be asked to step out during the brief procedure (5-10 minutes).